Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 627 732
Rank change year-on-year -5 +105 -136
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 120 416 421
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.22% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 96 336 362
Median annual salary £60,000 £54,486 £53,198
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% +2.42% -3.28%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £79,375 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,990 18,741 22,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.21% 15.06% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,167 14,961 17,995
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 117 £60,000 +10.12% 31
UK excluding London +56 61 £55,000 +10.00% 20
London +75 57 £60,000 -4.00% 11
South East +61 28 £50,000 -3.85% 8
North of England +88 23 £41,000 -16.33% 7
North West +82 16 £41,000 -16.98% 1
Work from Home -68 15 £90,000 +60.00% 2
Yorkshire +26 7 £51,250 +36.67% 4
South West +54 5 £72,500 +119.70%
Midlands +71 3 £67,500 +35.00% 4
East of England +98 2 £67,500 +92.86%
East Midlands +70 2 £50,000 +37.93%
West Midlands +56 1 £67,500 +35.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 95 (79.17%) VPN
2 91 (75.83%) Firewall
3 79 (65.83%) Cisco
4 67 (55.83%) BGP
5 65 (54.17%) OSPF
6 62 (51.67%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (51.67%) WAN
7 52 (43.33%) DNS
7 52 (43.33%) Network Security
8 51 (42.50%) LAN
8 51 (42.50%) MPLS
9 50 (41.67%) Linux
10 48 (40.00%) VoIP
11 47 (39.17%) CCNP
12 44 (36.67%) AWS
13 43 (35.83%) Palo Alto
14 39 (32.50%) Azure
15 37 (30.83%) Network Monitoring
16 36 (30.00%) Python
17 35 (29.17%) Wireless
18 34 (28.33%) DHCP
18 34 (28.33%) Active Directory
19 33 (27.50%) SNMP
20 32 (26.67%) Microsoft
21 31 (25.83%) Office 365
22 29 (24.17%) CCNA
22 29 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
23 28 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
23 28 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
24 27 (22.50%) ITIL

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (18.33%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.50%) Apache
3 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (19.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (36.67%) AWS
2 39 (32.50%) Azure
3 31 (25.83%) Office 365
4 26 (21.67%) GCP
5 22 (18.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (18.33%) Route 53
5 22 (18.33%) Slack
6 6 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (4.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.83%) IaaS
8 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (79.17%) VPN
2 91 (75.83%) Firewall
3 67 (55.83%) BGP
4 65 (54.17%) OSPF
5 62 (51.67%) WAN
6 52 (43.33%) DNS
6 52 (43.33%) Network Security
7 51 (42.50%) LAN
7 51 (42.50%) MPLS
8 48 (40.00%) VoIP
9 35 (29.17%) Wireless
10 34 (28.33%) DHCP
11 33 (27.50%) SNMP
12 28 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (21.67%) SSL
13 26 (21.67%) TCP/IP
14 22 (18.33%) MRTG
14 22 (18.33%) RIP
14 22 (18.33%) TACACS
14 22 (18.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) GitLab
1 5 (4.17%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.50%) Grunt
2 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.83%) Electronics
3 2 (1.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.83%) Finance
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (47.50%) Network Engineer
2 23 (19.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (5.83%) IT Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (5.00%) Tester
6 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Site Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Analyst
7 4 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.33%) Ethical Hacker
7 4 (3.33%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Consultant
8 3 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (2.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.50%) Node.js
2 3 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (11.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.17%) PKI
4 11 (9.17%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.33%) Clustering
6 4 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.50%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
8 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.67%) Linux
2 23 (19.17%) Windows
3 22 (18.33%) Mac OS X
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 13 (10.83%) Windows 10
6 12 (10.00%) Unix
7 9 (7.50%) Mac OS
8 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.83%) Network Monitoring
2 28 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
3 27 (22.50%) ITIL
4 22 (18.33%) B2B
4 22 (18.33%) Identity Management
4 22 (18.33%) Performance Analysis
5 19 (15.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (12.50%) DevOps
8 13 (10.83%) Problem Management
8 13 (10.83%) Project Management
9 11 (9.17%) Network Design
9 11 (9.17%) SIEM
10 10 (8.33%) Storage Management
11 9 (7.50%) Process Improvement
11 9 (7.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 8 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.00%) Python
2 6 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.50%) Perl
3 3 (2.50%) PHP
4 2 (1.67%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) C++
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (51.67%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (39.17%) CCNP
3 29 (24.17%) CCNA
4 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 14 (11.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.67%) CCIE
6 8 (6.67%) MCSE
6 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.83%) MCITP
7 7 (5.83%) MCSA
8 6 (5.00%) CEPT
8 6 (5.00%) EC-Council LPT
8 6 (5.00%) GXPN
8 6 (5.00%) OSCE
8 6 (5.00%) SANS
9 5 (4.17%) Degree
10 4 (3.33%) OSWP
11 3 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 11 (9.17%) Docker
5 3 (2.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.83%) Snort
6 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (21.67%) Ansible
2 25 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (20.83%) Puppet
3 24 (20.00%) Nagios
4 12 (10.00%) Terraform
5 7 (5.83%) WSUS
6 6 (5.00%) FortiGate
7 5 (4.17%) Grafana
7 5 (4.17%) Kubernetes
7 5 (4.17%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.83%) Iperf
10 1 (0.83%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.83%) QRadar
10 1 (0.83%) SCSM
10 1 (0.83%) Suricata
Vendors
1 79 (65.83%) Cisco
2 43 (35.83%) Palo Alto
3 32 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 22 (18.33%) Avaya
4 22 (18.33%) Riverbed
4 22 (18.33%) VMware
5 16 (13.33%) F5
5 16 (13.33%) Juniper
6 14 (11.67%) SolarWinds
7 8 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.83%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.83%) Sophos
8 7 (5.83%) ZyXEL
9 6 (5.00%) Splunk
10 5 (4.17%) Forcepoint
10 5 (4.17%) Meraki
11 4 (3.33%) Aruba
11 4 (3.33%) Google
12 3 (2.50%) IronPort
12 3 (2.50%) Qualys